Hymn Text: Wanderers Below

Date: January 30th, 2017

Title: Wanderers Below

Meter: 8 7 8 7 D

Topic: heaven, mortality, progression

Text:

Our home is a heavenly place.

Although we wander below

This world is but a holding space

Where we for a while can grow.

 

Though some might forget where we seek

It’s no less the place we’re from.

And even in our moments bleak.

Our Father beckons us come.

2,

We cannot see our home for now

But by faith we know it’s there.

And while this life’s long row we plough

We reach it through earnest prayer.

 

As strangers far from loving smiles

A reunion we now crave.

Though sep’rate through the hours and miles.

Our love’s bonds we can now save.

3.

Each neighbor we see day to day

Is wandering just the same.

And struggling to find the way

That reveals from whence they came.

 

It should not be a lonely road

But one that is marked and shared,

With cheerful ones to share the load

Who have for their return prepared.

 

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Hymn Text: Be Still and Know

Date: January 29th, 2017

Title: Be Still and Know

Meter: 6 6 6 6

Topic: trust, faith

Text:

1.
Be still and know God reigns
Shake off the world’s chains
Heed not the clamoring cry
Be still and testify.

2.
Be still and know God leads
He knows our wants and needs.
Trust not the world’s gloom.
Let optimism bloom.

3.
Be still and know God speaks,
Is found by one who seeks.
He answers every plea
And makes each captive free.

4.
Be still and know God takes
Our side, does not forsake,
HIs children in their need.
He will HIs children feed.

5.
Be still and know God keeps
Our souls and never sleeps.
He will not let us fall.
He made and loves us all.

Hymn Text: Success at Home

Date: January 28th, 2017

Title: Success at Home

Meter: 10 8 10 8 D

Topic: home life, families, children

Text:

1.
Success at home means success in God’s sight
Above every worldly acclaim.
But failure at home means failure despite
Whatever else you should obtain.

Raising God’s children is a holy task
And teaching them the gospel true.
For whether they grow in God’s light to bask
Depends a great deal upon you.

2.
Success at home means bringing God’s Spirit
To linger wherever we live.
To help all recognize when they hear it.
To be kind and quick to forgive.

Raising God’s children will challenge us all
As they grow in a world of sin.
But though at times we feel feeble and small
With God, it’s a fight we can win.

3.
Success at home means we’re building with love
Foundations of faith and of hope.
That our homes below may mirror above,
And we with Earth’s trials can cope.

Raising God’s children brings heaven’s reward
And affects eternity’s flow.
By raising our children to love the Lord
We help them forever to grow.

Hymn Text: A Treasure Above All Others

Date: January 18th, 2017

Title: A Treasure Above All Others

Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8

Topic: eternal life, Jesus Christ, treasures in heaven

Text:

1.

There is a goal above all others

And there’s a gift of greatest worth

The aim of each sister and brother

Above every treasure on earth:

 

The Kingdom of God to find

Life eternal for all mankind.

2.

There is one way to this treasure

One path that lead to this place,

Where joy abounds beyond measure

And all can behold our God’s face.

 

The strait and narrow path of truth

The simple faith of tender youth.

3.

There is one Son who brings us home,

The one who is mighty to save.

He shows His hand to those who roam

And all those who His healing crave.

 

The spotless and resplendent Lamb

The one eternal great I AM.

 

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Hymn Text: Though I Am One of Many

Date: January 26th, 2017

Title: Though I Am One of Many

Meter: 8 8 8 8 D

Topic: eternal progression, the worth of souls, perspective

Text:

1.

Though I am but one of many

A grain on a vast, sandy shore.

One of the stars among plenty,

I know I am something much more.

 

A child of God with potential

To grow and become more as He,

I have the power essential

To increase my divinity.

 

2,

Though I am one of the billions

Of spirits our Father gave breath

Though his works are millions of millions

He bears me through life and death.

 

He knows my every affliction.

Understands the turn of my mind.

Blesses my heart with conviction

And softens my heart to be kind.

 

Though I am but as a young child

In progression toward my goal

To be with my God reconciled

To have body, spirit made whole.

 

He never ignores when I plead

Though my words sound simple and plain.

My every prayer He does give heed

And pours down His blessings like rain.

 

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Hymn Text: Through a Glass Darkly

Date: January 25th, 2017

Title: Through a Glass Darkly

Meter: 9 8 9 8 D

Topic: perspective, faith, trust

 

Text:

1.

We see only through a glass darkly

As we mortals wander below.

These glimpses, they contrast so starkly

To the view that God can bestow.

 

Often times we’re cut back in our rise

And mourn and that we no more can grow.

But we must not this pruning despise.

It’s up to the gardener to know.

 

2.

We read only part of the chapter,

Not knowing all that came before.

For we live with time as our captor

Not knowing there is so much more.

 

Than our brief span of years allotted,

Or the works we accomplish here.

For someday, we’ll see God unspotted

Then the shackles of time disappear.

 

3.

We know a few notes of the chorus

But never creation’s full song.

So little is laid here before us,

But yet we try to sing along.

 

The music composed by the Master

Is woven though each living heart.

Directing all things as their pastor

He allows us to play a part.

 

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Hymn Text: Their Mothers Knew It

Date: January 24th, 2017

Title: Their Mothers Knew It

Meter: 10 8 10 8 D

Topic: stripling warriors, motherhood, courage, faith

Text:

1.

The song of Helaman stood in defense

Of their families, faith, and land.

And though their involvement made little sense

These stripling songs did understand,

 

That God would preserve them all through the fight

Striving with God and their brothers

Preserving them through the enemy’s spite

Blessed with faith’s shield from their mothers.

2.

The sons of Helaman knew from their youth

Their mothers could face any foe.

These noble women nourished them with truth

Encouraged their faith’s seeds to grow.

 

They fought so others would not have to fight

And to preserve their liberty

They battled, filled with true and holy light

To defend sacred agency.

3.

The sons of Helaman all did prevail

Because they acted on belief.

They didn’t know what the fight would entail

And it might have ended in grief.

 

Though all of them felt the sting of great pain,

They stood when the battle was through.

They drew the strength of truths pure and plain

With no doubt what their mothers knew.

 

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